Living in Niagara – 2017 Quality of Life Report Released

On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 350 community members attended the 16th annual Niagara Community Foundation Leaders Breakfast and helped to celebrate the launch of the Living in Niagara – 2017 quality of life report. The Living in Niagara – 2017 report aims to support evidence-informed planning in the Niagara context by offering data to guide research and focused decision-making in the Niagara context.

Every 3 years, Niagara Connects facilitates construction of the report, by combining relevant, reliable, Niagara-focused data with knowledge shared by hundreds of people working on the front lines in and across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors:

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Community Belonging
  • Crime, Safety and Security
  • Economic Prosperity
  • Environment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Housing and Shelter
  • Learning and Education
  • People Getting Started
  • Recreation and Sports
  • Transportation and Mobility
  • Work and Employment

The 2017 edition is the fourth Living in Niagara report; the first one was released in 2008. The report, its 12 Sectors, and its companion tool, niagaraknowledgeexchange.com (NKE) are described, built and owned by the Niagara-wide community. These tools are cornerstones in building a culture in Niagara of using Niagara-focused data, information, and knowledge to plan for a stronger future.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report and supporting data can be found at: www.livinginniagarareport.com

Niagara Connects is a Niagara-wide network of people working together to plan, learn, innovate and lead community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. Beginning in December, our community blog series will celebrate the successes of our community and highlight action themes that emerged in this report across each of the 12 Living in Niagara sectors.

If you are interested in learning more about how the data in the Living in Niagara 2017 report can help inform and strengthen your organization’s Niagara-focused planning, please reach out!

Mary Wiley
Executive Director
Niagara Connects
ed@niagaraconnects.ca

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Dec
25
Tue
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
26
Wed
Boxing Day
Dec 26 all-day
Jan
1
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New Year’s Day
Jan 1 all-day
Jan
4
Fri
Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing @ Online
Jan 4 all-day

A free 10 week online certificate course about the main concepts, approaches and practices relevant to conducting evaluation of youth sector programs and initiatives.

In this certificate, participants will learn how to develop an evaluation plan, implement this plan and use the findings to improve their programs and share their impact.

This certificate is structured in a way that is flexible and easy for you to complete. All course content is available to you at once so that you can work through the modules at your own pace.

Applications are due on November 30, 2018.

This program is hosted by YouthREX.

Jan
16
Wed
Brock VolunteerFEST @ Brock University
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brock University’s Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education invites community organizations to attend their biannual VolunteerFEST on January 16, 2019.

Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education recognize the benefits students, staff and faculty gain from volunteering in their community. This is an opportunity to assist members of the Brock and Niagara communities to find volunteer opportunities that fit their school and work schedules, as well as personal strengths and interests.

By reserving a booth, you will have the opportunity to promote your organization to many students, staff and faculty as well as foster a positive community image. This year VolunteerFEST will again be taking place in the Guernsey Market Hall. A four foot table, two chairs, and a parking pass will be included in a $15.00 registration fee.

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Frank Lloyd Wright Revisited @ Carnegie Building
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm

Frank Lloyd Wright Revisited Ken and Linda Bauman – Grimsby Historical Society

During a period of 15 years, Ken and Linda Bauman travelled across the United States to tour 40 houses, commercial and institutional structures designed by the American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright’s productive period spanned more than 70 years. His visionary creations were strongly influenced by the natural world and he emphasized craftsmanship while embracing technology’s ability to make design accessible to all.

Ken and Linda revisit some of Wright’s iconic buildings and we learn how many of his creative ideas are reflected in the interior design of our homes and in the architecture of new development in our community.

This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.

Jan
19
Sat
Disco Ball in Support of Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre @ Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

Come and dance the night away to all of your favourite decade hits!

By Request DJs will be your host for the evening as we raise funds for the Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre and their public education and Child Assault Prevention Program.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre.

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